Rod Aissa, EVP of unscripted content at NBCUniversal, is the latest guest on the Unscripted and Unprepared podcast, produced and hosted by Main Event Media’s Jimmy Fox, in partnership with Realscreen. The new episode is now available on Stitcher, Podbean, Spotify and Apple among other platforms.
In the episode, Aissa discusses the trajectory of his career to date — from his days at MTV to being part of the Oprah Winfrey Network, to his current role overseeing unscripted lifestyle and documentary content across the NBCUniversal network portfolio.
Past episodes of the podcast have featured such influential unscripted screen content executives as Fremantle North America’s Jayson Dinsmore, Bongo Pictures’ Michael Bloom, Freeform’s Jamila Hunter, Brian Volk-Weiss, Dan Cutforth and Jane Lipsitz, Howard T. Owens, Arthur Smith, Brent Montgomery, Nancy Glass, Mark Itkin, Jonathan Murray, Cori Abraham, Thom Beers, World of Wonder’s Fenton Bailey, former Epix unscripted head Rachel Brill, History’s Eli Lehrer, Propagate Content’s Ben Silverman, ID’s Jane Latman, TLC’s Jason Sarlanis, ITV America’s David Eilenberg, and Showtime’s Vinnie Malhotra, among many others.
Jimmy Fox’s production credits with Main Event Media include CNN’s United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell and Amazon’s Inside Jokes.